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git-getpull

Quickly find the GitHub pull request that merged your commit to master.

Motivation

Ideally git blame would give you all the context you need to determine why some code was written. But the reality is that no team is perfectly disciplined, and sometimes you're going to run across commits with cryptic or ambiguous messages ("bugfix," anyone?).

When a git commit message doesn't provide enough context, or provides context at the wrong level (too much what, too little why), it's useful to be able to find the GitHub pull request that merged that commit. Pull requests can contain code review comments, discussion over implementation details, before/after pictures of the UI, and more. Pull requests may also have many commits associated with them, which together give a clearer sense of the intended change.

This utility allows you to find out which pull request merged a commit into master (assuming the commit came from a pull request—if it didn't, you're SOL!).

Installation

(Replace /usr/local/bin with a location on your path if /usr/local/bin is not on your $PATH.)

$ curl -o /usr/local/bin/git-getpull https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Genius/git-getpull/master/git-getpull && chmod +x /usr/local/bin/git-getpull

Usage

$ git getpull 42a3817c
https://github.com/rails/rails/pull/11195

NB

This isn't a perfect tool: if a commit was made directly to master or a pull request was merged via git rebase, it will likely print a random pull request (since the script uses a simple git log --ancestry-path command to check for pull requests). Most of the time, however, it "does the right thing."

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2014 Rap Genius

MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.